- Brilliant vibrant green extra virgin olive oil
- Super-select, finest quality
- From sweet, fruity Arbequina olives
- Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
- Label designed by Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz
- Size - 16.8 oz/500 ml
This brilliant green olive oil is the juice from tiny arbequina olives picked the first day of harvest - just before they are fully ripe. It is fresh, fruity and bursting with flavor, incomparable with the rest of the harvest.
Every spring we marvel at how the oil glows with bright green color, an indication of how exceptionally fresh and full of vibrant flavors it is.
This wonderful oil is cold pressed in very small quantities from trees selected by the Vaño family. It is very costly to produce, for if the olives are picked just a few days longer when they are fully mature and plump, they yield a much higher volume of juice from the same olive.
Knowing that the green barely ripe olive yields the best of the vintage, the Vañó family of Castilla de Canena is not willing to take that short cut for volume. They set aside a portion of the harvest; hand pick the olives as early as is possible, and bottle the brilliant green juice.
The distinctive red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is the once a year chance to enjoy the best of the best. It is an exclusive and limited edition released by the Vañó family.
Each year’s release has been commemorated with a unique bottle label, each designed by a different established name from Spain's creative community. This year, Castillo de Canena chose Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz to create the label. In his illustration for the label, Sanz, one of the most famous Hispanic recording artists in the world, shows the First Day of Harvest oils as the heart and origin of everything: nature, the earth and the olive tree.
Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, they have produced olive oil near their 16th century castle in the foothills of the Sierra Mágina. The company takes its name from the castle itself.
Castillo de Canena carefully supervises their olive groves and hand selects olives at the peak time for creating this exceptional olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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Brian Drought - Edmonton, AB
"Exceptional product! The flavour is a little strong for the uses I had intended for it however."
michael cevola - sacramento, California
"An excellent I highly recommend. When in Spain I purchase this Olive Oil and the variedad picual, both great products. The price is also a great buy."
"Olive oil at it's best. Rich and spicy and delectable. Truly spectacular flavor."
"i liked it so much i purchased a new one to replace the empty one we have only used it to drizzle, magnificent"
"Love the fresh green olive fruit and silky buttery flavor. Has a spicy finish that I personally do not like as much as other Arbequina oils."